Praline Essentials
by Luke Frost
Price per person £95 excl. VAT
& skills

Since 1989, l’Ecole Valrhona has been supporting training and inspiring pastry chefs and chocolatiers. A key part of this is through ‘Les Essentials’: a comprehensive collection of key basic recipes adapted to get the perfect texture from each couverture or praline.

In this one-day class Luke will focus on the use of Praline to achieve different flavours and textures in your range.

• Understand the key ingredient and discover different possibilities with its use

• Discover l’Ecole Valrhona’s Digital Essentials and how to get the most from it

• Explanation of the production and types of Praline

• Use of different styles and key techniques (eg cremeux, mousses, whipped, tempered)

• Produce a buffet to include bonbons, plated desserts and patisserie

The chef
Luke Frost
Valrhona Pastry Chef UK
Luke’s career began twenty years ago when he started as an apprentice with the Savoy Hotel Group. He has since gained a wealth of experience in some of the UK’s leading country hotels, including five years working with Raymond Blanc at his flagship Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and as Head Pastry Chef at Nigel Haworth’s Northcote Manor and The Chester Grosvenor.

Most recently Luke worked with the Dorchester Collection, leading the pastry team at Coworth Park, Ascot.

Terms & Conditions:

The maximum number of participants per establishment is 2.

All places are on a first come, first served basis.

If you are booking an event more than 6 weeks in advance a non-refundable 30% deposit is payable on registration to 
secure your place. The balance must be paid within 6 weeks of the course date. If you are booking an event less than 
6 weeks from the event date then the full fee is payable on registration. Your participation at the event will only be
confirmed once we have received full payment. 


If you cancel in writing at least 6 weeks before the event we will refund the price less the 30% deposit.
No refunds will be given for cancellations within the 6 weeks preceding the event.

Read full Terms & Conditions

Other Information:

  • We would ask that you bring your chef’s jacket
  • TheTasteLab will provide all materials and equipment
  • Each participant will be provided with an apron
  • The price includes lunch
  • If you need to book a hotel, you can contact The Holiday Inn London – West

Our Address:

Westway Estate, 18-20 Brunel Road
Park Royal, London, W3 7XR
(TheTasteLab is a 10 min walk from East Acton tube station - Central Line)

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